How to Export Pork on An International Scale

There is a high demand for pork internationally and South Africa produces a range of high-quality products. However, strict standards of traceability, animal health and food safety regulations imposed by importing countries are prohibiting SA from grabbing a significant piece of the fast growing, international pork export market.

A move to establish and operate in compartmentalised systems is gaining impetus. The high level of veterinary and food safety requirements is costly, making this system financially out of reach for smaller, local, individual meat suppliers.

However, there is an indirect benefit for suppliers such as Van Wyngaardt because the veterinary and safety controls filter down in terms of sustaining prices in the local market for these smaller operations.

Market opportunities

The truths of South Africa’s restricted regulatory capabilities have to be contemplated and a good match must be found between South Africa’s compartment systems to reduce health risks and target markets in countries that will accept our present regulatory systems.

The biggest opportunity for the pork industry lies with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The city-state of Singapore serves as a gateway to Asian markets because of its increasing consumption of high value products. Approximately 90% Singapore’s food supply is imported. Therefore, exports of higher value pork products to Singapore would enable the industry to expand production for the larger export market.

 

Other benefits of targeting Singapore include the fact that it doesn’t have any import tariffs and may accept South Africa’s compartment system to mitigate animal health risks. The main problem faced is both Singapore and China place a strong emphasis on health and safety risks.

China is a priority because it is the largest pork meat market in Asia Pacific. However, it’s a difficult market to access. The ideal method at this point is to focus on more easily accessible, fast growing Asian markets such as Thailand, India and the Philippines. If South Africa can gain a good relationship with these countries, it can build a favourable reputation with China which is one of the Asian developing countries that is most ready with regard to mass grocery import penetration. A trusted, sustainable relationship could potentially provide access to a lucrative export market.

So, if SA International Food Import & Export industry wishes to export pork meat on an international scale consistently for large and small markets, the primary objectives are to ensure our compartmentalised systems are fully accepted by countries in the Asia-Pacific and establish relationships with easier to access markets to boost its reputation and open doors to China.                 

Our Delivery Policy

Our delivery policy requires a minimum order depending on the shipping region. You may order between Monday to Thursday. If you order before noon, we guarantee next-day delivery. If you order after noon, you will receive the order the following working day.

This is only valid for Gauteng stores. The delivery time for outer-Gauteng stores may vary. At Van Wyngaardt, we pride ourselves on always providing exceeding good meats! 

You are welcome to contact us if you have any queries or require more information about our export policy. One of our sales representatives will gladly help you.

Van Wyngaardt’s delivery policy

Our delivery policy requires a minimum order amount depending on the region. You may order from Monday to Thursday. Should you place an order before 12:00, we assure you of next-day delivery. If you order after 12:00, the order will be delivered to you the following working day. This is only valid for Gauteng stores. Outer Gauteng stores delivery period may vary. At Van Wyngaardt, we pride ourselves on always providing exceedingly good meats.

Should you have any queries or require more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, and one of our sales representatives will gladly assist you. 

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